D'ACUNTO, M. , and R. PALMISCIANO, (eds.),
Lo scudo di Achille nell'Iliade. Esperienze ermeneutiche a confronto. Atti della giornata di studi Napoli 12 maggio 2008.
Fabrizio Serra, Pisa/Roma, 2010. 245p. Sewn wrps. Tail spine slightly bumped. Series: AION, XXXI, 2009.'To deal with one of the most studied texts of antiquity is surely a hard and risky task, since one must first confront the vast bibliography on the subject and then be careful not to produce a mere summary or repetition of past theories and approaches. This interesting work, collecting the results of the one-day congress held at the University of Naples L'Orientale on May 12th, 2008, avoids this pitfall. As the editors explain in the introduction, the aim of this meeting was to let scholars of different disciplines, ranging from classical philology to archaeology and history, join forces and discuss the Homeric ekphrasis of the shield of Achilles (pp. 11-14). The result is a new and synthetic approach to this extraordinary piece of Greek poetry. (...) One can predict that this volume will become a point of departure for all further studies on literary and antiquarian aspects of the Shield of Achilles. Some, if not all, the papers make a significant contribution to the development of research in this field.' (SARA CHIARINI in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2011.01.28). From the library of the late Prof. W. Geoffrey Arnott.